5 Things We Learned About Detroit Pistons After Week 1

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5 Things We Learned About Detroit Pistons After Week 1
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The Detroit Pistons have shown that they are a much-improved team from 2012-13.

The season is still incredibly young, but there is no doubt that this is the most talented Detroit Pistons team in half a decade. 

It began with a win in the season opener against the Washington Wizardsthe Pistons' first opening-day victory since 2009—with the starters scoring 90 points.

They lost on the road to the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime, a 56-win team in 2012-13, but Andre Drummond had 12 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in 48 minutes, silencing any concerns about his conditioning.

After a win against the Boston Celtics and a loss to the undefeated Indiana Pacers, the Pistons finished their first week of play at 2-2. With so many new pieces and a rash of preseason injuries, the Pistons still have one of the most intriguing rosters in the league. But there's still plenty to take away from the start of their season.

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